When an amendment to the constitution is proposed, it must be passed by both houses of the Congress by a two-thirds majority. Then it goes on to be passed by either the legislatures or conventions in the states, where it must be ratified by 3/4 of them.
A second method (never used) is to get 2/3 of the legislatures of the states to call for a constitutional convention at which one or more amendments are proposed. If passed, any and all amendments from this convention would then have to be passed by 3/4 of the state legislatures or conventions again.
The convention method has never been used to propose an amendment. It has been used to ratify one, which was the 21st Amendment, repealing the 18th Amendment, which was national prohibition.
(The "informal method" indicates that the meaning of the Constitution can be changed without the text being altered. This is done judicially.)
In comparison to the United States Constitution, how difficult is it to amend State constitutions
there r 27 and its important to amend them so they can be remembered
It is not necessary to amend the Constitution. It is a complete document. From time to time, people felt it would be beneficial to amend the Constitution in order to clarify the intent of the original Constitution.
proposal and ratification
To amend the Articles of Confederation
Article V of the US Constitution establishes the basic means of making amendments.
The Bill of Rights was formally adopted into the US constitution.
The word ratify means "to pass, or approve".So, you're essentially asking which article of the constitution tells us how to approve the constitution and make it law.I think what you mean is "What article tells us how to amend the constitution." To amend the constitution means to somehow change it, which has only happened 27 times.Article #5 tells us how to amend the constitution.
An amendment is an addition to the U.S. Constitution. It may amend or change something that is in the Constitution or it may be a new law which affects something not mentioned in the Constitution.
There are several methods that can be used to amend the US Constitution. The Congress can agree to change the Constitution by getting a vote of two thirds of the representatives. Another method is for state legislatures to ask Congress to convene a convention in order to change the Constitution.
statarted a campain to amend the constitution with a bill of rights
A change to the US Constitution is called an amendment. There are currently 27 amendments that have been added since the Constitution was adopted in 1789.
There has been a fairly large number of formal changes made to the US Constitution. As of 2014, there have been 27 formal amendments to the document.
The US Supreme Court is not going to "stop the First Amendment"; they lack authority to change the Constitution. Article V of the US Constitution explains the formal amendment process.
the AZConstitution only deals with one state less people the the whole country. And the Us Constitution to go through congress good luck with that one.
~passing basic legislation ~adding meaning to skeletal portions of the Constitution ~simply exercising many of its powers
Neither. The Necessary and Proper Clause is part of the original Articles of the US Constitution (Article I, Section 8, Clause 18), so it's not an amendment, but is a formal part of the US Constitution. When use of the Necessary and Proper clause is expanded beyond the justifiable reach of Congress, that would be considered an informal amendment process.
The US president has no formal role in changing the Constitution. He does not even formally approve amendments that are proposed by Congress. Of course, he can lobby for an amendment if he wishes .
The Amendment process is the formal way to change the Constitution. An amendment may be proposed by two-thirds vote of both houses of Congress or by a convention called by Congress at the request of two-thirds of the state legislatures. Ratification of an amendment takes three-fourths of the states to approve.
The process of changing or adding to the US Constitution.
No. The justices (and all elected federal officials) take an oath to uphold the US Constitution. The Constitution is the highest law in the United States and can only be changed via the formal amendment process outlined in Article V.